In a just-concluded Pageantry in Bekwarra Local Government Area of Cross River State, a car gift and a Thermocool refrigerator has been given as star prize to the winners of Mr and Miss Ipem Ihihe.
Bekwarra indigenes of Cross River State has given newly crowned Miss Ipem Ihihe a car gift prize and Mr Ipem Ihihi, a Thermocool freezer for showcasing the true culture of Bekwarra to the world.
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In a Facebook post by Moses Ochu, he congratulated the pageant and has also lashed out at the organizers for gifting a car gift to the female winner and a Thermocool freezer to the male winner.
According to him,‘ We are in the 21st century and gender sensitivity should be put in check in whatever we do, what you do for the masculine gender should be applicable to the feminine gender.So can the organizers explain to us the rationale behind a gift of car as star prize to the winner of miss ipem ihehe and a thermocool freezer to the male counterpart?if the organizers can’t afford a car as star prize for both Mr. And Miss ipem ihihe, In my opinion, I think it would have been better they don’t give car as star prize.instead of giving a car to one person while the other person goes home with a thermocool freezer in a local government that has not seen light (#NEPA)for years.Does it mean that the position of the female as an ambassador of Bekwarra new yam festival is more important than that of the male?what’s the economic importance of that freezer to a 200level Student who probably is an occupant of malabor republic as star prize for winning Mr.Ipem ihihe pageantry?”